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Teets: America must reach for space dominance - L. Kellogg

Reply to James Van Allen on human spaceflight - A. Autino

"Space Tourism: Recent Progress and Future Prospects" - P. Q. Collins, 2004

CORRESPONDENCES ARCHIVE

 

THE SPACE SHOW - Sunday October 3 2004 - A. Autino was interviewed, live, by David Livingston, on the SPACE SHOW! - Listen to the interview

A space age or a (new) stone age - A. Autino   >>>

The theater of the conflict, today, extends beyond the Middle-East region. A great machine has recently turned on its motors: the industrial development of the biggest Asian Countries, China and India. In the face of such demands, the oil resources of the planet will really start to be scarce. This is the true challenge that the post-industrial West is facing.

The tyranny of oil - A. Autino   >>>

The speculative upsurge of the oilí price, in this 2004 summer, subsequently shows the extreme criticality of the energy problem. All the experts foresee an increasing demand of energy and raw resources. It begins therefore to appear, in its whole dramaticity, the problem of the finiteness of the resources of our (by now unic) planet.   

A corpse is not a good customer! - A. Autino  >>>

It is this matter of killing that shall come to an end. The most technological nations of the planet are not still able to show their own superiority without killing. Now it is long enough. Mahatma Gandi didn't kill, yet he won. Gandi testified the moral reasons of his own people, and the nations that wanted to be democratically more advanced couldn't not to recognize them. 

New frontiers of tourism: the extraterrestrial space >>> - Pierluigi Polignano 

Shimizu Organization wants to build lunar laboratories and hotels using local raw materials. Nishimatsu Construction Corporation has planned to build a mega-resort, with the shape of three giant shells: Escargot City, snail city. Obayashi Corporation, on the contrary, is planning a self-sufficient lunar farm, able to host 10.000 people, with fields, gardens and orchards for the living.

Yes, we'll have space hotels in 2030! - Patrick Collins  >>>

The 2030 illustration was first published in 1999, so it's lost 5 years so far. But I still maintain it would be possible to achieve that result within 30 years of funding being seriously available to develop orbital passenger launch vehicles.

The great majority of the investment would come from the private sector, but in order to get started, governments should support the development of passenger launch vehicles.

The ideological failure of the Space Agencies - A. Autino  >>>

The european and US space agencies entered a status of vertical ideological crisis.The quality standards are esponentially growing up, but the quality of the space systems is continuously decreasing. And, since the Apollo mission to nowadays, the cost to orbit of one kg of terrestrial material didn't decrease of just one cent!...

The ethic responsibility of enterprise - L.Spairani >>> [Italian lang.]

Ethics of the enterprise and Kant, the ethic enterprise, the stakeholders. Etic and philosophic concepts (freedom, property,etc.) received a remarkable evolution,as well as the management rules of the enterprises. We study again the Kant's ethics, in order to find out the basics principles for designing an ethic enterprise, focused on men and women.

June 21st 2004:    SpaceShipOne Go, Go, Go!!!!

"We are heading to orbit sooner than you think," Burt Rutan said. "We do not intend to stay in low-earth orbit for decades. The next 25 years will be a wild ride. ... One that history will note was done for the benefit of everyone."

Thank you Burt! We, of Technologies of the Frontier, are with you and your colleagues, in this great, beautiful day. 

SpaceShipOne Makes History: First Private Manned Mission to Space - Press Release from Scaled Composites - 21 June 2004
SpaceShipOne re-opened the astronautic way, after 36 years! - A. Autino

A Great Day! - Michael Martin Smith

A triumph of ingenuity and willpower - Samuel M. Coniglio, IV

Proposal of law for 8x1000 to scientific search. >>>  [Italian lang.]

Different proposals of law, though uncomplete, lay in parliament since years. Why no party partito takes definitively this public initiative? Why is it not clear how a humanitarian and scientific institution can acceed to such an institute? It is time for a strong initiative for a popular law! 

TdF - Eurinome, minutes of meeting >>> [Italian language]

Ethics comes from reason, without missing respect to religions. And anybody claims to have the monopoly of the morals, thanks to his own religious creed, does anything but feed the devil of the "holy wars", sad patrimony of the  monoteistic world. To marry ethics and development, in the only environment that can allow our civilization to restart its growth: the extraterrestrial space. 

PAGES OF TDF 1/2004 :

Civilization caught between Mars and Parmalat

Will 2004 be the year of Astronautics? If yes, an Ethics of the free market could finally have birth, together with the space economy. 

Mars, and the Moon

The new US Space Program foresees a permanent base on the Moon within 10 years. For astronautic humanists, the first reaction to this news can only be a joyful one

The X Prize and Mercantile Astronautics

In 1996 a group of space academics and entrepreneurs - Pietro Diamandis and Gregg Maryniak - decided to start an historical enterprise.

An ordinary and ineffective dream

The Prodi's program for the european elections, "Europe, the dreamand the choices", flies low as the sustainable development philosophy, and reflects all the ideological poorness of the Left.

Which language will our European children speak?

How useful will be, for children that today are 5, 10, 13 years old, the ability to speak English like Italian? The answer is simple: it will be essential. But the education system keeps on taking English as a foreign language...

Reflections in margin to the reading of the Robert M. Pirsig's essay-novels [Italian language]

An unprecedented and uncomparable dynamic vision; which leads us to appreciate the pragmatism of the ones which are able to use even Aristotele in a non aristotelic way. And, not by case excel, unexpected, in the par excellence logic technology: software. 

Stories: "An autumn evening" [Italian language]

That evening I reentered from the job before the usual time: only seven thirty. A beautiful autumn sunset colored the west sky. The courtyard of my house was a picture of lights and shades, of gilded dusts and changing colors. So I didn't immediately notice the vehicle. 

Earth is not a Starship!

The most suggestive image, draft by the Club of Rome, was the one of our planet, seen as a spaceship, traveling the cosmos. That image became one of the pillars of the ecologist metaphysics, the so-called "sustainable development".

 

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THE BEST FUTURE

Development of the human civilization, economy, science, technology, politics, art, philosophy. What are the best conditions you can imagine? How can we reach there?

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THE WORST FUTURE

Decline of the human civilization, crash of the economy, crisis of resources, environmental catastrophes, tiranny, wars, terrorism, ethic decay... Which are the worst conditions you can imagine? How can we avoid such a future?

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